New Horizons for Seniors

The purpose of this project is to link many different groups from the Ottawa community. The bonds that can be created through mentoring programs can provide an outlet for youths and seniors. They can also promote many other beneficial effects such as healthy living, self respect, an arena for learning, the reduction of isolated groups and an appreciation for other cultures. This specific program will also promote ASL/LSQ as true languages. The objective of this project is to reduce the isolation of Deaf seniors, promote ASL/LSQ as true languages and to promote Deaf cultural awareness. Also, it will promote youth interaction with seniors, so that their skills can be passed on through the generations.